His name is Allen Schrimsher... but we know him as Ouch!

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nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 26, 2008 - 01:42pm PT
Allie sent me these and asked me to post them.







One of the many facts about Allen

on April 16, 1975 he caught a Pallid Sturgeon on 8 lb test. It remains the North American and World Freshwater Record at 42 lbs 4 oz. Apparently it would have weighed even more had it not sat in the front yard and bled out while he waited for Fish & Game

Edit: I'm doing research now to see if it is still the world record
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:46pm PT
Awesome!

So where did "Sam Martin" come from?

And is there anything that can be gleaned from his alter-egos:
Tuan DeLusion and ToeJamCheeseHog?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:46pm PT
hey there nature.. and allie...

awwwwwwwwww, now i am crying again...

thank you... yet, somehow i am feeling joy, too..
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:48pm PT
hey there.. say, i had been hoping to find a pic of ouch! in the history section of some fresh water fishing honors, etc...

as that was mentioned, earlier, but i had no idea where to look...

this is a wonderful fish picture...

thanks so very much, dear allie...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:01pm PT
Thanks Allie & Doug.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:06pm PT
Allie, Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures. I still think of your papa as *Mr Sam Ouch*, or just... Ouch;-)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:08pm PT
I caught a 182# pale faced surgeon once, but it was only on a top rope.


Cheers Doug. Nice pix.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:37pm PT
He was a good man. We'll miss ya, buddy.
wack-N-dangle

Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:59pm PT
Aloha to Ouch's family. A life is celebrated, and thank you all for sharing too.

(What I learned about sharks in a previous life. They have a high concentration of ammonia in their blood stream. If you bleed them, the meat tastes better. It might be the same for sturgeon, also cartilaginous. The wisdom of an elder will be missed here on the taco.)

Aloha from Santa Cruz.
Prod

Big Wall climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:11pm PT
Great Pics.

Prod.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
Thanks Allie, for sharing the pics. I always wanted to know what Ouch looked like. What a great guy.

And thanks Nature for posting them for us. It is a good thing that you are doing.
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
Curious, was Ouch! a climber? If not how did he happen upon SuperTaco to display his talent and creativity? And how did he know how to make all us climbers laugh so hard?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:30pm PT
I just found these during my OCD activities...and all in one thread!







From: OK Karl. No Thumbnails - as posted by Allen.
Anastasia

climber
Not there
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:32pm PT
He looks like my favorite Uncle! The one that has repeatedly changed my heartbreaks into funny situations. The man that bought me my first sleeping bag and told me that nothing is better for the soul than the outdoors.

The one that keeps a full tank of gas, first aid kit, humor and a shotgun ready just in case any of his little girls need him.

You can't help but love somebody like that.
AF
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:12pm PT
"You can't help but love somebody like that."
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:24pm PT
The more I find out about our buddy, I can't help but think that we lost somebody more special than we've known. It makes it all more saddening to me. It appears as though he wanted it that way though. What a truly great and humble soul.

I miss you, dude.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
Anastasia, Jaybro you really did sum it up .... you really CAN'T help love someone like that !!!!! Just so darn NICE... And FUNNY while at the same time keeping you from taking yoself to seriously.....AND putting a fresh, normal spin on some of the Hot Topics.

Thank You so much Mr. Ouch...and help us by your life to not take one another's lives here on the planet for granted. Tomorrow not guaranteed. Love Now ! Forgive Today. Lynne
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:30pm PT
Ouch! and bride in Yosemite.
As Bridalveil Falls is in the background, perhaps it is a honeymoon photo.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 26, 2008 - 09:41pm PT
Ouch's passing is a terrible loss. Not only to those of us
who loved him on the taco, but to everyone he touched with his
kindness.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Oct 26, 2008 - 09:47pm PT
I've held back from posting on this one....Butt "Ouch" gave a level balance to this forum that will be gravely missed.My best wishes go out to his family and everyone else that feel's his loss, I do.....Godspeed Sir, you lived well.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 27, 2008 - 12:37pm PT
Ka Bump.. ..Stich-- H.K's. second pic.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Oct 27, 2008 - 03:27pm PT
Bump for Ouch. Plus hoping for some more family photos.
couchmaster

climber
Oct 27, 2008 - 09:08pm PT
Thanks Allie! Ouch, that is, Allen, has gone from someone who was special to a few someone who was very very special to many. I know that my time too will come, I hope I can live my life with the special family closeness and tightness you folks brought to each other.

Thank you again from bringing Ouch to life at his passing for us: it matters. He mattered.

warm regards

Bill
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 27, 2008 - 09:32pm PT
Yes Mighty Hiker,
I remember Ouch! posting this a couple years back.
One of my favorite pictures from The Taco.

The photograph predates many of us and shows a lot of soul:


Ouch!

climber
Oct 31, 2008 - 06:32am PT

Ouch! and family.




I had to post this one because it is my dad's all-time favorite photo of me. My mom made most of my clothes when I was that age. And our halloween costumes and school play outfits...aaahhhh...She is and has always been just as amazing as he was. They complimented one another well...

I am getting requests for more family photos. I have a bunch of dad that I can get to this weekend and will post a few then. It is hard to find ones that he did not have an animal in that he had just killed! I don't want to offend anyone...haha! He was so often the one behind the camera that there are not as many of him as we got older. He always had a video recorder or a camera in his hand. Something he teased me about up until the end was how I was so embarassed when I was in high school because he would come to my basketball games with his video camera and I thought that the bag he carried it in looked like a purse! haha! He brought that one up quite often...He and my mom never missed our sporting events. Never. Didn't matter what it was...he was at every single one, often driving hours in snow storms to get there. He would'nt have missed one.


Allie
Ouch!

climber
Oct 31, 2008 - 06:37am PT
I meant to add...the bldg to the left in the back of the pic of my brother and I is where my dad worked. That field is the one I would meet him halfway at and he would have the two bottled cokes and the bag of peanuts he would pour in them and we would walk the rest of the way home together. I have not seen this picture in a long time. We used to swing on the swings there and flip our shoes off and try to get them over the road...that is the gradeschool we went to right across the street from our house and next to dads office! Nice set up! haha.

Allie
klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 31, 2008 - 10:32am PT
Very sweet pictures, Allie. You've got your dad's eyes.

What an amazing life he had - a fortunate man, for sure.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:10am PT
Today is Allen's birthday. All birthday boys ought to be bumped.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:13am PT
we miss ya, Ouch!

happy birthday.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:09pm PT
BTW, Sam Martin was the name he chose to be a bit anonymous. He worried that many of us are too easy to find and possibly be harassed in real life. He cared about all of us - even those who were not kind to him.

I miss him!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:55pm PT
This place isn't the same without him, and we're all the worse for it.

Miss ya, buddy.
couchmaster

climber
Feb 13, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
Ditto on all the nice things said about the man. I really appreciated that in the middle of a heated or stupid thread, he could bring humor without offending.

Cosmic crags man has been picking up some of that slack recently: Thanks Dwain!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 13, 2009 - 02:23pm PT
Bump for a great human being.
We miss you, Alan/Ouch!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 13, 2009 - 03:46pm PT
Bump for Ouch
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 14, 2009 - 03:11am PT
hey there... thinking of Ouch! and his family, on this, his birthday... sure hope allie is alright...

i have been praying for her just in case, as i have not heard from her....

and for his wife, as well... that she will find things to keep her strong into the future...
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 14, 2009 - 08:44pm PT
Ouch! Lives!
N0_ONE

Social climber
Utah
Feb 14, 2009 - 08:59pm PT
Ahhh.....I'm so sad. I just read all 281 post on the other thread. I've not been around ST much lately so this is the first I've heard of his passing... Damn what a loss RIP OUCH!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 29, 2009 - 07:42pm PT
bump for Ouch!

For Climbing


for fun!!!~
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 29, 2009 - 10:26pm PT
hey there all... say, that was a nice "bump" for ouch! when allie showed up at the seatle supper, too...

:)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 15, 2010 - 10:24am PT
Thanks Tim. The shaving with a knife photo is a favorite. He was a true Manly Man. Best to Ouch and family.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 15, 2010 - 10:47am PT
delightful fellow. the positive thing about his artistic legacy is that posters on here can still probably learn from him--a lot.

-----


a note on the fish: those are paddlefish in that pic, aka spoonbill catfish. the pallid sturgeon is a very different fish and endangered as well--fish and game might have had to arrest him.

where did he catch those babies?

and what is he doing to bear #42?

___

um, from a louisiana fishing site: spoonbill catfish are plankton eaters, you catch 'em by snagging them (mouths are always open--easier to do than with other fish), and they can grow up to 7 feet in length and weigh up to 200 pounds. i think maybe ouch told some pretty good fish stories too.
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a little followup: the pallid sturgeon report could stand--the fish wasn't considered endangered in 1975, although wiki reports adults weigh up to 85 lbs. that pic, however, shows paddlefish. any pic of the sturgeon?
son of ouch

Social climber
Redmond, WA
Oct 16, 2010 - 03:35am PT
the pallid sturgeon was caught on a leadhead bucktail jig in the tailrace of the Ft Peck Dam in Montana....in the mid 70s.....legal at the time, and a rod and reel world record at the time.....as for the spoonbill cats.....they snag them in Montana down near Glendive......but in the Missouri near Ft Peck...snagging is not effective.....bow and arrow.....fishing arrow tied to a gallon jug float with 150 lb test braided line......trolling on a cloudy day would scare the nearly blind fish to the surface where they would be arrowed....the jug tossed out, and the chase was on......recall Captain Quint in Jaws with the harpoon gun and barrels.....'he can't stay down with 3 on him....not with 3"......same thing applied there....you got a good estimate of size based on how long the paddlefish could keep the jug under before it surfaced for the first time........early one morning in about 1973 or 1974, Ouch (Dad) and I were trolling in the dredge cuts below the Ft Peck Dam....in a 16ft boat.....and a shadow rose near the boat....behind to the left.....that was easily more than half the length of the boat......never got a clean shot at that one....but based on size of ones we DID.....that one was over 200 lbs.......
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 16, 2010 - 05:44am PT
hey there say, son of ouch.... oh my.... what a very special share, as to the fish and such...

thank you for sharing this bit of family history... it makes memories of others, even more special...

god bless..
:)
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2010 - 10:49am PT
yeah... what neebee said. thank you so much for sharing that story. it makes me smile...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2010 - 10:54am PT
Any more in the vault?
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Oct 16, 2010 - 11:54am PT
Great story Son of Ouch!
I still miss his posts and think about him everytime I say "ouch".
Any idea how your dad found this website?
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2011 - 09:11pm PT
it's been almost three years.... bump
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 27, 2012 - 12:13am PT
4 year since yer first post Nature. Time flies. Soon, all too soon, we'll all be with Ouch as well.

Regards to all
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 27, 2012 - 12:17am PT
RIP Ouch! You are missed.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Oct 27, 2012 - 12:17am PT
I miss his GIFs!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 27, 2012 - 01:00am PT
How can I go back in the Taco and see old Ouch! posts? I searched the forum for "Ouch!" and got like 15k posts.
Gene

climber
Oct 27, 2012 - 02:34am PT
little Z,

Click this, and then go to the prior 30 posts a couple of times and you get to Ouch! posts.

http://www.supertopo.com/inc/view_forum.php?dcid=OD06NTk-NyM,
g

Edit: Howdy Cosmic.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 27, 2012 - 03:12am PT
RIP Ouch!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 27, 2012 - 03:43am PT
thanks Cosmic and Gene. Supertopo has history. This is pure gold. It is to be savored in little bites. Besides it's 1:30 in the morning and I was laughing so hard I woke my wife up.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 27, 2012 - 04:31am PT
hey there say, i remember when i first logged on here...
due to OUCH! i knew i had found a forum like none-other...

i was so touched to see how his daughter shared her love for him, and how we learned who he was...

very sad, when any part of the quilt here, dies... :(

god bless to his family...
wish we could hear from his daughter again, i had a christmas card for her one year, but the next year, the address seemed to be no good, :(
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 27, 2012 - 09:50am PT
OUCH! is irreplaceable and really missed.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:50am PT

We do miss Ouch!
He's probably laughing at us wherever he's at. . .
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
thanks for the bump and the reminder.

I just re-registered ouchlives.com.

I'll see if I can get the site running again.



graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jun 10, 2015 - 11:55pm PT
Did there used to be more pics on the site? http://www.ouchlives.com/index.php?id=6
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 11, 2015 - 07:16am PT
His archived recently resurfaced so I'll see if I can pull out some more content. Might even be time to update the site to something more like the new sushifest.org site.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jun 11, 2015 - 11:56am PT
^^Nature! I saw your group on Facebook - sweet!


*guffaw* *snicker*
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 11, 2015 - 12:07pm PT
I was thinking about him recently. I wonder how his daughter is doing. It was so cool to get to meet her and hear about the man behind the pics. He sounded like a great dad.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 9, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
Has it been this long? Not too many old school hillbillies left.
jstan

climber
Apr 9, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
Ouch! was an original. We were lucky to have his presence for awhile.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 31, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
Exceptionally funny and gifted man.
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